In an insightful session during the 6th International Biofruit Congress, Certis Belchim showcased its pivotal role in advancing sustainable agriculture. The company’s innovative approach, blending biocontrol and chemical solutions, aims to usher in a future where crops in both greenhouse and open-field settings are free from residues.
Pedro Juan, our colleague and head of food chain management, emphasized the current feasibility of achieving residue-free agriculture through Certis Belchim’s novel solutions. This success is attributed to our extensive collaboration across the entire food chain, highlighting our steadfast commitment to sustainable practices.
At the core of this strategy lies the ‘Growing for the Future’ (G4TF) program, launched in 2012. G4TF addresses the stringent residue level requirements set by European retailers while aligning with EU sustainability objectives. It stands as evidence of Certis Belchim’s leadership in the biorationals market, providing solutions across a range of crops.
A compelling case study from Almeria focused on greenhouse peppers under the G4TF program revealed outstanding results. The project demonstrated a 55% reduction in chemical usage, zero residue detection, and a significant decrease in environmental impact compared to standard methods.
The success of the G4TF protocol for greenhouse peppers underscores Certis Belchim’s transformative role in agriculture. The company’s initiatives not only promote soil and crop health but also contribute to a substantial reduction in environmental impact, paving the way for a more sustainable and profitable future for farmers.